IT Networking

Course/s

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
CRICOS: 086487E | National ID: ICT30115

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)
CRICOS: 086552A | National ID: ICT40415

Diploma of Information Technology (Networking)
CRICOS: 086633M | National ID: ICT50415

IT Networking

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Duration

TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2 years
Certificate III: 6 months | Certificate IV: 1 year| Diploma: 6 months

Intake

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2018

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2019

Campus

CIT Reid

Tuition Fees

2018*: Semester 1 - $6,450 | Semester 2 - $6,450

2019*: Semester 1 - $6,650 | Semester 2 - $6,650

*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 fees subject to change.

Overview

The programs in IT networking provides students with the skills and knowledge to manage, design and build networks to cater for a wide range of scenarios.

The Certificate III course will teach you how to manage an existing network using a range of industry–relevant network operating systems, and will skill you to provide support and administration using the newest and most highly-used IT systems.

Certificate IV and Diploma courses will grant you an understanding of network principles and will conclude with a major project to design and build a complex network in CIT’s purpose–built laboratories.

Industry placement is not a requirement of the training program. However, CIT endeavours to work with local industry and local state government to provide unpaid work placement opportunities up to 72 hours.

Entry Requirements

ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent OR Adult Entry | Basic computing skills | Students must also meet one of the following English requirements: IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT – 46 | PTE Academic – 42 (minimum of 36 in each band) | TOEFL PBT – 527.

Extra Fees

Certificate III:
Material Fees: $120
Textbooks: $300 approx.

Certificate IV:
Material Fees: $240
Textbooks: $400 approx.

Diploma:
Material Fees: $220
Textbooks: $400 approx.

Course Subjects

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
CRICOS: 086487E | National ID: ICT30115
Complete all 6 core subjects

National ID Subject Name
ICTSAS301 Run standard diagnostic tests
BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
ICTICT302 Install and optimise operating system software
ICTICT301 Create user documentation
ICTICT202 Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Complete all 5 elective subjects from at least one elective group (Group A, B, C or D)
If you complete one elective group, complete 6 elective subjects from any group (Group A, B, C, D or F)
If you complete two elective groups, complete 1 elective subject from any group (Group A, B, C, D or F)
Group A Electives - Applications
National ID Subject Name
ICTICT203 Operate application software packages
ICTICT308 Use advanced features of computer applications
ICTICT409 Develop macros and templates for clients using standard products
ICTICT307 Customise packaged software applications for clients
ICTICT304 Implement system software changes

Group B Electives - Network administration

National ID Subject Name
ICTNWK301 Provide network systems administration
ICTNWK302 Determine and action network problems
ICTNWK304 Administer network peripherals
ICTNWK305 Install and manage network protocols
ICTSAS307 Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network

Group C Electives - Support
National ID Subject Name
ICTICT303 Connect internal hardware components
ICTSAS303 Care for computer hardware
ICTSAS304 Provide basic system administration
ICTSAS305 Provide ICT advice to clients
ICTSAS306 Maintain equipment and software

Group D Electives - Web Technologies
National ID Subject Name
BSBEBU401 Review and maintain a website
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
ICTWEB301 Create a simple markup language document
ICTWEB302 Build simple websites using commercial programs
ICTWEB303 Produce digital images for the web

Group F Electives
National ID Subject Name
ICTPRG301 Apply introductory programming techniques
ICTICT306 Migrate to new technology
CUFDIG304A Create visual design components
ICTNWK303 Configure and administer a network operating system

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)
CRICOS: 086552A | National ID: ICT40415

National ID Subject Name
ICTICT401 Determine and confirm client business requirements
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTNWK401 Install and manage a server
ICTNWK402 Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT
ICTNWK403 Manage network and data integrity
ICTNWK404 Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network
ICTTEN416 Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes

Electives - complete 9 of 11 subjects (note - not all electives will be offered each semester)
National ID Subject Name
ICTNWK406 Install, configure and test network security
ICTNWK408 Configure a desktop environment
ICTNWK409 Create scripts for networking
ICTNWK412 Create network documentation
ICTTEN417 Install, configure and test a router
ICTTEN422 Configure and troubleshoot advanced network switching
ICTTEN420 Design, install and configure an internetwork
ICTTEN419 Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches
ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers

Diploma of Information Technology (Networking)
CRICOS: 086633M | National ID: ICT50415

National ID Subject Name
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTSUS501 Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system
ICTICT511 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
ICTTEN611 Produce an ICT network architecture design
Installing and Managing Complex Networks (This subject achieves ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks)

Electives - complete 11 of 14 subjects (note - not all electives will be offered each semester)
National ID Subject Name
ICTTEN516 Produce technical solutions from business specifications
ICTNWK511 Manage network security
ICTNWK504 Design and implement an integrated server solution
ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
ICTNWK501 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
ICTNWK506 Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network
ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server
ICTNWK503 Install and maintain valid authentication processes
ICTNWK502 Implement secure encryption technologies
ICTTEN514 Install, configure and test a server
ICTTEN422 Configure and troubleshoot advanced network switching
ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK527 Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK535 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

Job Opportunities

Certificate III: Help desk officer, help desk assistant, ICT operations support, ICT user support, PC support, technical support.

Certificate IV: network support, network operations support, network operations technician, network technician, network support technician

Diploma: Network Administrator, IT Administrator, IT Operations Administrator, Network Services Administrator, Network Support Coordinator, Network Operations Analyst, Network Security Coordinator, Network e-business Coordinator.

Teaching Methods and Assessment

Modes of study include attending face-to-face classes covering theory and hands-on labwork, online digital learning, and participation in group capstone projects in a simulated workplace environment, plus personal study.

Learners may experience all of the following assessment methods in this program:

  • Direct Observation – in a simulated off-the-job situation that reflects the workplace
  • Product Based Methods – structured assessment activities such as reports, displays, work samples and presentations.
  • Questioning – assessing knowledge evidence by written or oral questioning.
  • Supplementary evidence – samples of evidence from the workplace, including reports from workplace. supervisor.

All assessments aim to reflect tasks that may occur in a work environment. Some assessments are completed under teacher supervision so that students can directly demonstrate their skills and knowledge Other assessments, such as projects and assignments are completed outside of class time so that students can develop research, team work and communication skills. All diploma students are required to participate in a group capstone project delivered in a simulated workplace environment.

Pathways to Further Study

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) will receive 24 credit points (1 year) towards the following programs at University of Canberra (UC):

  • Bachelor of Accounting (182JA)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (761AA)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (762AA)
  • Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management (279JA)
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (208JA)
  • Bachelor of Finance (184JA)
  • Bachelor of Human Resource Management (185JA)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (322AA)
  • Bachelor of International Business (186JA)
  • Bachelor of Management (394AA)
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management (187JA)
  • Bachelor of Public Administration (210JA)
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (560AA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (429AA)

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) may also receive 48 credit points (6 months) towards the Bachelor of Information Technology at the Australian National University (ANU).

Students are advised to speak directly with UC and ANU in relation to course choices and pathways. ANU assess credit eligibility on a case by case basis.


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